We haven’t declared war on anyone in almost eight decades, but we’ve been in almost continual fights, and lost thousands of troops. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a voting issue for Congress. As Stephen Green says, the main two terrible things we did after 911, were the authorization of military force, and the Patriot Act. And it seems that Westphalia is dead.
[Update a few minutes later]
An interesting take on what’s going on in Syria.
It will be ironic if the Kurds finally end up with a homeland after all this.